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452. Subjunctive with ken or a)/n as a form of independent statement.

The subjunctive with “κεν” or “ἄν” is occasionally used in HOMER as a form of independent statement. The negative is “οὐ”.

ἐγὼ δέ κεν αὐτὸς ἕλωμαι”, HOM. Il. 1.137; I will take it myself.οὐκ ἄν τοι χραίσμῃ κίθαρις”, 3.54; Of no avail to thee shall the cithern be.

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